The Hula Hoop was a local child's toy that Decor founder Brian Davis took to the world through his connection with US toy maker Whamo in the late 1950s. RMIT alumnus Adam Cornish in his latest creative work pays homage to another mid century classic toy the Barrel of Monkeys. Monkey Grip was designed with space conscious living in mind. Monkey Grip is a system of linking pots which utilise space not currently available to common house pots. The pot’s unique shape not only enables the plants to be linked together to form a chain, but also houses a water reservoir in the bottom with a simple wick system that allows water overflow to be saved and wicked back to the roots of the plant.
Adam earlier this year won the Herman Miller Asia Pacific Design Competition for his Wooden Hammock design – launched Monkey Grip at this year’s Milan Salone. Monkey Grip was also a runner-up in the 2010 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards, rewarding emerging Australian designers.
On the market for less than a year the Monkey Grip pots have been selected as an example of contemporary design for inclusion in the ORANGE exhibition.
Classic child's toy "Barrel of Monkeys" first created by Lakeside Toys in 1965.
Monkey Grip pots designed by Adam Cornish. 2010